Tuesday, April 30, 2013

tucker max has a new broadway play and new blog to go with it, appropriately called tuckermax.me .
i hope it's a smash. i saw his movie twice in otherwise empty theaters.


Sunday, April 28, 2013

british english terms not usually used in american english. via boingboing.

lots of terms for genitals, bathrooms, idiots, and degrees of drunkeness.
blag (slang) to obtain or achieve by deception and/or ill preparation, to bluff, to scrounge, to rob, to wing it. A scam, tall story or deception. Derived from the French word blague.[4]  
dibble (or The Dibble)
Police. From 'Officer Dibble' in the early-1960s Hanna-Barbera animated television programme Top Cat. Most commonly used in Manchester.
a panel used to display outdoor advertisements, such as on the sides of buildings, or alongside highways (US billboard)

jam sandwich 
(slang) police car.
(slang) Originally a minor clerical/government worker who refuses to be flexible in the application of rules
megaphone (US: bullhorn)
moggie, moggy 
(informal) non-pedigree cat; alley cat
an incompetent or foolish person
(v.) to sabotage

Good sense; shrewdness: "Hillela had the nous to take up with the General when he was on the up-and-up again" (Nadine Gordimer). Rhymes with "mouse" or "moose".

cloudy cider, often high in alcoholic content
action of stealing apples from an orchard; also v. to scrump

to move on foot across rough terrain carrying heavy amounts of equipment and supplies without mechanised support (Royal Marines slang popularised by the Falklands war, army equivalent is to tab). Also used informally for any walk across rough ground.

Also, the word for the day, not british, is zoonoses.
  zoonoses — the diseases that humans contract from animals.
syphillis,  HIV, swine flu, chicken pox...

Friday, April 26, 2013

w va kid falsely arrested for wearing nra tshirt, back in class, now other students also wearing the shirts in support.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Me and my aereo.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

baudewatch via howard bashman

Friday, April 12, 2013

word for the day: hircine
example: The wedding industry is bloated enough without letting the hircine-industrial complex sink its claws back in.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


bean leaves versus bedbugs, nyt.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Apparently today is holocaust rememberance day.
My own family was relatively unscathed by the war. My mother was born in France but left well before the Nazis invaded. Her mother spent the war riveting airplanes instead of her usual job as a French teacher.
 If you count Vietnam as a continuation of the Pacific conflict, my cousin Steve survived the war but killed himself afterwards. I had met him but didnt really know him. His son would be the leader of our particular tribe of Stewarts, as the only surviving male descendant of the oldest son of my grandfather, but we don't really track it that way anymore.
I'm not married, but I had a long term relationship with Lindy Fay many years ago. Her mother was raised in occupied France and pretty much driven mad by the experience. Her parents (Lindy's grandparents) were active in the resistance, and several cousins of hers went to the death camps, for being respectively priests or labor leaders. This story is complicated by that we are no longer sure Lindy's mother was really her mother; she may have been her father's child by another woman.
But her grandmother was the person she was closest to, and was someone I had the chance to stay with in 1983, the last time I've been over to Europe.
Holocaust means burnt offering, and refers to the ritual sacrifice of animals. During the 20th century, something like 200 million people were killed by governments, usually their own governments.
And people wonder why I'm libertarian.
Meanwhile billions of chickens, millions of cows, and numerous other animals are sacrificed each year, in a continuation of the violence that pervades our society, and occasionally manifests in things like the Nazi movement. The holocaust is not something that happened once and never again; it is something that continues today, in factory farms, in Tibet, in American prisons and reservations.
Life offers us a chance to live violently or nonviolently.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

word for the day: pinetum. a pine grove, an evergreen arboretum.

i spend too much time on redditt.

windows 8 has failed article from a stock picking point of view.
yesterday my computer died after about a year and half, so i went to best buy and $300
and grabbed the cheapest laptop after they were out of the chromebook i wanted.
it's running windows 8, which i'm not sure yet if i dislike or if it's just unfamilar,
but i loaded firefox for a familiar interface and i'm ignoring the rest of it for now.
reddit feedback on the linked article is mostly negative
leaving myself this link of what various keystrokes do.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

mcdonalds in georgia

Monday, April 01, 2013

Yuan direction.

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